Published: Monday, January 01, 2018 @ 9:58 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
By: Laurel Pfahler - Contributing Writer
CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton is getting royal treatment from Buffalo after his incredible 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd lifted the Bengals to victory over Baltimore on Sunday.
The Ravens’ loss meant the Bills are headed to the playoffs instead. Dalton’s pass came on fourth-and-12 with 44 seconds left.
“I think I’m the hottest guy in Buffalo right now,” Dalton said Monday morning. “According to my Twitter, I think everybody’s loving us right now. Obviously that’s a crazy fan base and they’re all pretty excited.”
Bills fans have been donating to Dalton’s foundation in $17 increments in honor of the 17 years they waited for a postseason appearance.
“We’re appreciative of that,” Dalton said. “Obviously they’re helping out a good cause. It’s been pretty fun to see the reaction we’ve gotten.”
As of Tuesday morning, 4,500 people had contributed $104,000 to the foundation since Sunday night.